Tuesday, September 09, 2008

An award! And more great news!

Thanks to FIBROKNITS who sent me this "I Love Your Blog" award.
Thanks so much ~ blue ribbons are wonderful!

The rules:
Post this award on your blog.
Add a link to the person who awarded you.
Nominate at least 4 other bloggers and add their links as well.
Leave a comment at the new recipients blogs, so they can pass it on.

So... my choices - ones I visit and love for their good hearts, patterns, and enjoyment of life:
http://dishandwashclothmania.com
http://chipmunknits.blogspot.com
http://25thingsforcharity.blogspot.com
http://afghansforafghanskal.blogspot.com
http://www.saartjeknits.nl


Now to the most fabulous news! My precious little Jackson is going to have a COUSIN!!! My son Christopher and his wife Danielle are expecting sometime next Spring. That's right, I get to be a grandma AGAIN! I can hardly stand it. I get to knit more new baby things.

I've already got a blanket half done for the new little one. I tell you, this is the best way ever to have more wonderful babies added to your family. So much easier than the first 5 babies I had. I love it!

Danielle hasn't been to the doctor yet, so I don't have a due date, but as soon as I do, I will post a baby calendar again on my blog. That was a fun way to keep track.

So- here is the pattern I am making and it's in pretty generic colors and I am using baby yarn:

Bev's DISHCLOTH AFGHAN for babies! copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2007

Approx. size 32" square and it will be stretchy to wrap around baby
(The hooded sweater pattern can be found here "5 hour baby sweater" and the hood part is linked from that pattern on Fiber Gypsy's website. The booties are loomed and that pattern is here.

Size 10 circular needles and 16 oz of soft, 4 ply worsted weight or sports weight yarn

Cast on 4 sts
K2, yo, k to end of row
Repeat until 150 sts on needle (or desired size for blanket)

Decrease: K1, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, k to end of row.
(HINT: When you K2 together, be sure to go into the front of the sts and not the back. Just looks nicer.)


Repeat until you have 4 sts on needle again.
Bind off and weave in all ends. This looks pretty if you change colors, use up your scraps too!


HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE!
Bev




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